Privacy Concerns Rise as Military Suicide Prevention Efforts Increase

Civilian experts on medical records restrictions are raising concerns that the Army’s tactics for preventing military suicides may be too invasive. The Army is increasing its efforts to reduce military suicides even to the extent of sharing soldiers’ personal therapy information with company, platoon and squad leaders. Many of the soldiers whose information is being shared show no threat of self-harm.

Experts suggest that this is extremely discouraging to soldiers wanting to seek help for fear of having their privacy violated.

Army representatives claim that their efforts are purely in the best regard for their soldiers’ mental health. One Army lawyer suggests, “The more information, the better […] to evaluate and analyze and try to come up with a solution.”

Army suicide numbers have risen drastically in recent years, nearly doubling the number in 2004, although falling slightly in recent months. Army officials stand by their means for suicide reduction and hope that suicide rates continue to fall, although controversy over the newly implemented strategy continues to rise. thanks you for your patronage. This web site is a portal of all things military, and we are quickly becoming the “go to” web site for all things military. We are constantly adding resources, content and features to benefit our audience. Our web site and all of the resources are free to users, and there is something for everyone. Additionally, we feature articles like this to keep you informed. If you belong to a group or organization, we will post your press releases, special events, newsletters, professional conferences and seminars, reunions, job fairs, and videos to help spread the word. One of the areas of our focus is connecting candidates from the military community with outstanding government and civilian employers. We know that candidates from the military community across the board have a work ethic second to none. They make highly valued employees. has a multitude of employment resources including a Directory of over 30,000 employers, Job Tips, Columns, our new and improved Job Board, Virtual Job Fair and much more. We understand the importance of education. Please check out our new Education section, featuring the most up to date information on the new GI Bill, Education Articles, Education Benefits, and the Scholarship Directory featuring thousands of scholarships. When the next tour is back home, it’s on